After a rigorous review process that included more than five dozen schools and districts, three winners were selected by the Alliance for Excellent Education to receive the 2016 Excellence and Innovation in Secondary Schools Award. Each year, the Alliance invites school leaders to apply for the opportunity to be recognized for successfully transforming their learning experience through technology.
Educators and leaders selected for this prestigious opportunity receive national recognition through participation in online and in-person events, video interviews, case studies, and other activities organized by the Alliance. Through the award process, the Alliance seeks to inform policymakers, state officials, district leaders, school administrators, and educators from all backgrounds about promising digital learning practices that are improving outcomes for traditionally underserved students. Recipients of the 2016 award include MC2STEM High School in Ohio; Warsaw Community Schools in Indiana; and the Santa Ana Unified School District in California.
Cajon Valley Union School District
Just a few years ago, the Cajon Valley Union School District was challenged by ethnic differences, poverty, inequity between schools, and low achievement. Today, academic achievement is on the rise, students are leaders of learning, and the district has received multiple awards and recognition for its efforts.
Dysart Unified School District
Quakertown Community School District
In Quakertown CSD’s blended learning model students can take a combination of online and face-to-face courses. These personalized, flexible learning options allow students to choose the best academic option for them.